Jimmie Mack Jarvis

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Jimmie Mack Jarvis

August 11, 1935 - September 13, 2018

Jimmie Mack Jarvis, 83, Kokomo, passed away at 3:10 a.m. Thursday September 13, 2018, at Golden Living Center Sycamore Village in Kokomo. He was born August 11, 1935, in Rogersville, TN, the son of the late John Daniel & Lena Mae (Davis) Jarvis. On August 16, 1982, he married Dawn E. Prentice, and she survives.
Jimmie retired from Chrysler in 1976. He was founder and president of the Indiana Alligators CB club for 10 years, which raised funds for handicapped children. He was also past president of the Evening Chartered Lions Club. Jimmie also assisted with Dawn's Optique business for 12 years. He later joined his wife Dawn, visiting nursing homes repairing or replacing eyeglasses through the Lion's Club. Jimmie was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.
Along with his wife, Dawn, Jimmie is also survived by his children, Jeffrey Allen (Janet) Jarvis, Jimmie Curtis (Sherrie) Jarvis, Gregory Phillip (Mary) Jarvis, and Cathy Dianna Evans; step-children, Lori Boyd Murphy, and Brian W. Boyd, along with 20 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; siblings, George L. Jarvis, Kenneth L. Jarvis, Charles Jarvis, Nola Marie (Donald) Simms, and Glenda Ruth Manis.
Jimmie was preceded in death by his parents; son, Rick Jarvis; siblings, Homer Jarvis, Donald Jarvis, Wanda Thomas, and Cathy Louise Lawson; and 1 great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at First Church of the Nazarene, 2734 S. Washington Street, Kokomo, with Dr. Garey Miller officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made in Jimmie's memory to First Church of the Nazarene Building Fund, or Bona Vista. Stout & Son Funeral home has been entrusted with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.stoutandson.com.
Published on September 15, 2018
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Wednesday September 19, 2018

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

First Church of the Nazarene

2734 S. Washington St., Kokomo, IN 46902

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Wednesday September 19, 2018

1:00 PM

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2734 S. Washington St., Kokomo, IN 46902

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Firest and Joyce Dennis
Oct 11, 2018
Dawn and family, so sorry for your loss. Jim was a great person. We used to sing at his Alligator’s events in Tipton. He and Dawn made a great couple. They dedicated so much to people’s needs. I know he has a crown in heaven.
Bradley & Kimberly Boyd
Sep 18, 2018
Dawn Jarvis, so sorry for your loss of Jim. He was an all around Great Guy who could always tell good stories and jokes and make everyone smile and laugh no matter what was going on....good or bad things. That's one thing about Jim he was always smiling. I'm sure him and my Dad...Robert Boyd are up in heaven telling stories and making everyone laugh in Heaven like the both did here on Earth. My Sincere condolences go out to all of Jim's Family and you especially Dawn Jarvis , to my Sister Lori & Scott Murphy and Family. Also to my Big Brother Brian & Vicky Boyd and Family. We Love you All....The Boyd Family...... R.I.P. Jim Jarvis......❤😇
Connie Jo Callis
Sep 17, 2018
I have known Jim Jarvis for many years. He happened to be my Father-in- Law at one time, as I had been married to his son, Rick Jarvis. My oldest son, Rickey, is Jims grandson and Rickey has a son Korey , Jims Great Grandson. I also have another son, Jason who is 7 years younger than his brother Rickey. Even though Jason wasn’t actually Jims grandson, Jim and Dawn never treated Jason any different than Rickey!
Jim always had a smile on his face and a kind word for everybody. I remembered ole Snake Eyes( Jim) back in his C.B. days. He really loved it ! I also remember how Jim loved to sing and play his guitar. The song that always sticks out in my mind that Jim sang alot was,
...🎶Down on the Bayou🎶, Jambalaya🎶Me Oh My Oh🎶 He would just put his whole Heart into that song, just a smiling and laughing!
A few years back when I had to be taken to the E..R. at St. Joe Hospital because I had gotten deathly sick from a kidney infection that made me run a very high fever, I was so worn out that I had fallen asleep after the nurses had got me back to a room, and who did I see when I woke up, yes it was Jim just fanning me with a magizine with a big ole Smile on his face! Jim always made me feel special! He had a way that I believe made everbody feel special when he was around you! All I can say, He was a good man and he loved his family and friends! He is resting now up there inside those Beautiful Golden Gates in Heaven with no more pain or sorrow, probably playing a guitar and just a singing away, smile and all! I know one day I will see him again , but until then, may he Rest in Peace!
My thoughts and prayers are with the family, and to the members of the Family that I know, my Heart goes out to you, Dawn, Dianna, Bradley, Misty, Jimmie, Sherrie, Jeff, Janet , Greg and Mary, Also Nola, Don, Sherry, and Rodney, Glenda , Linda, Lisa, and Anthony, Rickey,& Misty, Jason and Korey.. And to also all those in the family that I wasn't fortunate to have known or know! Wheather we know each other or not, we all have one thing in common, and thats the Love we have for Jim and the Love Jim had for us! I
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Jane &Tom; Williams
Sep 15, 2018
Jim
Take comfort that your father lived for the Lord.
Tom and I send our prayers and best to you. Sherrie sorry Jim and you are
going through this....but I know he loves the Lord...and you too are his rock and love. He couldn't have a better person in his corner.
God Bless you and your family.
Sherry Burnette
Sep 15, 2018
My heart is sad that my uncle Jim is gone. I rejoice that he is with the Lord and has become new. Love you all my family